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Friday, March 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Beg, Borrow, or Steal: Art and Copyright Law

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With so much effort spent to protect creative works from infringement, the role of existing works in the creation of new ones is often overlooked. As a result, artists typically face significant challenges when attempting to access and use existing works to create new, derivative works. Explore the tension between an artist's right to control access to use and present her work on the one hand; and other artists' freedom to remix, sample, parody and otherwise transform existing content on the other. What is the proper balance for encouraging creation? And whose creation are we encouraging? What makes a work “original”? 

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Carlos Affonso

DirRio De Janeiro Institute For Technology And Society (ITS)Carlos Affonso Souza is a Director of the Rio de Janeiro Institute for Technology & Society (ITS). He teaches on Intellectual Property, Law & ICTs, Contracts and Torts at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), where... Read More →
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Kristelia Garcia

Visiting Assoc ProfessorGeorge Washington University Law SchoolEducation B.A., Columbia University; J.D., Yale University

Friday March 14, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB

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